Automating complex awards is our specialty, but even we do not have a solution to this problem atm.
We have been working closely with employers and basically their solution is to avoid staff hitting 304 hours, they do this by downloading the payroll data for the last 8 weeks at the end of each payrun.
If a staff member is going to go over 304 hrs, managers are told to roster their staff for less.
In the unlikely event the employee does go over 304, they manually add a payment to the next payrun.
All other elements of the award like:
- 15% night loading if they work between 8.31pm and 4.59am
- OT after 12 ordinary hours
can be fully automated so they focus that area.
I believe it's a ridiculous method too, what’s stopping the employer from hiring the employee under company 1 for 4 weeks and under company 2 for 4 week.
Edited at 09 May 2019 06:50 AM GMT